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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

Feb. 14, 2013

Contact: Helen Dunkel, Special Agent, PIO

Office: (925) 557-2815

Cell: (925) 202-8135

ATF Offers a Reward of $5,000 For Information Regarding the Red Star Senior‘s Apartment Fire

OAKLAND, Calif. – Special Agent in Charge Joseph M. Riehl of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division and Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed of the Oakland Fire Department announced today that ATF will offer a reward of $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the act of arson of the Red Star Senior's Apartment construction site in the City of Oakland committed on June 14, 2012.

SAC Rieh said, Arson is an act of violence. ATF is at the frontline combating violent crime and we are committed to completing a thorough investigation with our law enforcement partners. I encourage the public to call with viable information that could help our investigation.

We are still looking for those responsible for setting this fire and hope this reward offered by the ATF will inspire those with information to come forward. This was a tragic event that impacted the entire bay area not to mention the lives that were directly impacted by this act of arson, stated Chief Reed.

Anyone having information about the fire should immediately call 1-888-ATF-FIRE or the Oakland Fire Department (510) 238-4031.

ATF is the federal agency with jurisdiction for investigating fires and crimes of arson. More information on ATF can be found at